Presentation on history of church music in NG’s First Congregational Church – Thurs. October 17 at 7 pm

The key desk of the 1857 Stevens organ

Come hear a talk by John Terison, director of music, about the rich history of music at the First Congregational Church, including its celebrated and venerable pipe organ, on Thursday October 17 at 7 pm. 

The George Stevens organ, a mechanical-action type, dates to 1858 and will undergo restoration in the coming year.  Attendees will get to hear the organ played and have the opportunity to pump the organ by hand.   

The program takes place at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, and is sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Leonard Brooks at (207) 926-3188.  — Photos courtesy of Linda Gard

John Terison, Director of Music,
New Gloucester First Congregational Church
The facade pipes of the 1857 Stevens organ